The Epilepsy Warriors Foundation is a collective of passionate individuals who want to do something about Funding a Cure for Epilepsy now—to move together toward a world free of Epilepsy and the Seizures it causes. Epilepsy stops our Children and Family members from having good quality of life. We exist to make sure it doesn’t. We are looking to fill the following volunteer positions within our foundation. These positions would give you the opportunity to Make a Difference, to feel what it is like to have meaning in ones life. ”To whom much is given, much is expected.” Working for a Non-Profit will help you in so many areas of your life it will prepare you to work hard, it will help broaden your skills by having multiple responsibilities.
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The Director of Development will be responsible for leading the Chapter’s development and fundraising efforts to raise money through events, donor programs and direct marketing. The individual in this role will direct the operations of the development department, supervise staff and volunteers, and will report to the Executive Director/President.
Individuals working in Development require a high level of energy, strong communication skills, an attention to detail, and the ability to set priorities and to coordinate multiple activities and tasks among staff and constituencies including: volunteers, donors, prospects, participants, and corporate partners
We are seeking an individual with experience in mass market campaign and fund development; event planning, organizing and managing; and team cultivation and participation. We are seeking an individual with the ability to not only deepen relationships with existing constituents, but also eager to recruit new constituents with a level of enthusiasm that will drive funding levels upward by providing outstanding customer service.
- Lead the chapter’s fundraising and development efforts to drive participation and funding levels upward.
- Provide overall event leadership, direction and management to achieve chapter goals.
- Establish and maintain successful relationships with volunteers, clients and corporate and community leaders while managing multiple priorities with tact and diplomacy.
- Train and continue the professional development of staff.
- Develop, cultivate and build rapport with event participants, top fundraisers, donors, leadership volunteers, and others in the community.
- Analyze internal and external trends, demographics, and competition for use in development of event plans and strategies for current and potential fundraising campaigns.
- In conjunction with the Chapter President, develop strategic plans to address strategic financial needs on a long-term basis.
- Develop and monitor budgets, placing an emphasis on growing revenue, while reducing expenses.
- Direct the planning, budgeting, organizing and coordination of campaign workflow.
- Conceptualize and create original materials to inform constituents about Epilepsy.
- A Bachelor’s Degree (preferred)
- Three to five years of experience in mass market campaign and fund development; event planning, organizing and managing; corporate giving, individual giving, and/or donor cultivation; all with proven abilities to generate/increase funds.
- Experience working with a non-profit organization, association or agency (preferred).
- Proven abilities in successfully managing staff, both at hand and at a distance.
- Experience in volunteer recruiting, training, management and development.
- Skilled in building relationships with diverse populations.
- Demonstrated skill in budgeting – creating, analyzing, monitoring.
- Proven abilities in multi-tasking, dealing with ambiguity, and problem-solving.
- Demonstrated abilities in creativity, interpersonal savvy, public speaking, writing and project planning.
- An attention to detail, the ability to generate enthusiasm and to influence others is paramount.
- Strong verbal, written and interpersonal skills with a focus on providing excellent customer service.
- Must be a team player and maintain a high level of confidentiality of information in a small office environment
- Computer literate with proficiency in office software systems and database management – Microsoft Office suite, word and desk-top publishing.
- Flexibility in scheduling to attend meetings, programs, and events in the evenings and on weekends.
- Ability to travel
- Ability to lift and carry supplies and materials.
This position is responsible for assisting in managing special events, fundraising and building donor and
- Manage, coordinate and implement all aspects of all assigned fundraising events (including securing venues, sponsorships, media partnerships, etc.)
- Manage and implement aspects of Third Party Events.
- Plan and coordinate meetings, agendas, and activities. Prepare presentations, materials, and reports.
- Ensure confidentiality and security of all information under his/her supervision is maintained.
- Manage, evaluate, and expand fundraising programs under the direction of the Development Director
- Responsible for maintaining accurate financial records for each event, establish budgets, work plans and timelines.
- Represent the Association at public events, conferences, workshops and media events.
- Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in business, communication, marketing or related field preferred.
- 3+ years of office experience within a Non-Profit Charitable Organization or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
- Understanding of fundraising, organizing, and planning of special events.
- Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and donor databases
- Ability to work evenings and weekends and to travel as needed to perform job duties.
- Detail oriented with the ability to meet deadlines under pressure while working independently.
- High Integrity
- Passion For Helping People
- Excellent Interpersonal Skills
- Positive Attitude
- Competitive Drive
Seeking an outgoing, organized Development (Fundraising) Intern to assist the Development Department with fundraising efforts through written solicitations, research of prospective donors, and grant compliance.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The Development Intern will assist with the fundraising efforts, specifically:
- Generate gift acknowledgements
- Data entry of donations
- Follow-up with donors via letter and phone
- Grant compliance
- Researching prospective donors
- The Development Intern will research, write and submit a grant, taking the grant writing process from start to finish
- In addition to administrative duties, the Development Intern will have duties at events as needed on (evenings and or weekends)
- Staffing reserved seating area and interacting directly with patrons
- Assistance in setting up for special events for patrons at events
- Brochure and Program distribution
- Intern must be available to work evenings and weekends as needed
- Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, are essential.
- Excellent internet research skills.
- Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access computer programs preferred.
- Knowledge of Photoshop
- High Integrity
- Passion for Helping People
- Excellent Interpersonal Skills
- Positive Attitude
- Competitive Drive
This position is limited to currently enrolled undergraduates attending college and looking to work in the Fundraising Non Profit Sector.
- Manages the accounting, budgeting, banking and other financial activities for the agency
- Responsible for the day to day accounting and financial activities
- Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance
- Knowledge of Quickbooks is required
- Two years work experience in Non-Profit Sector
- Grant accounting is preferred
For any of the positions available, please e-mail cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about The Epilepsy Warriors Foundation visit www.epilepsywarriors.org